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Sharon Supp serves as Senior Research Analyst at Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), the world’s largest legal organization committed to protecting religious freedom, free speech, marriage and family, parental rights, and the sanctity of life. Sharon joined ADF in 2021 to support its strategic initiatives for influencing culture to preserve the fundamental rights of parents to guide and educate their children in accordance with their beliefs. Her work has largely focused on the infusion of radical gender ideology into the classroom through school policies and instructional materials, and the dangers it poses to parental rights. Prior to joining ADF, Sharon spent several years in private practice as a law partner at Leffler, Hyland & Thompson, PC, and also as an associate attorney at Smith & Pugh, PLC. She has been a member of the Virginia State Bar since 1996, and currently maintains Associate status.
Joseph Backholm is Senior Fellow for Biblical Worldview and Strategic Engagement at Family Research Council. He combines extensive legal, political, and policy experience with a love for the way biblical truth cultivates human flourishing.
Previously, Mr. Backholm served as Legal Counsel and Director of What Would You Say? at the Colson Center for Christian Worldview where he developed and launched a growing platform that creates short, animated videos answering common questions about faith and culture. He served as a legislative attorney for three years and spent 10 years as the President and General Counsel of the Family Policy Institute of Washington in Washington State. He and his wife Brook have four children.